The latest 2021 Trailblazer arrives as the third generation for the nameplate, dropping in as a compact crossover bridging the gap between the Chevrolet Trax and Chevrolet Equinox in Chevy’s model lineup. The Trailblazer offers a number of features aimed at providing enhanced utility for customers, including a towing capacity up to 1,000 pounds – enough for a jet ski, for instance. Now, we’re detailing what it takes to tow with the 2021 Trailblazer.
Buyers looking to tow with their 2021 Trailblazer will need the Trailering Provisions package (RPO code V92), which makes the compact crossover “hitch ready” with a four-pin trailer light connector.
The Trailering Provisions package is standard on all models equipped with AWD (FWD is standard). Opting into AWD also requires the turbocharged 1.3L three-cylinder L3T engine under the hood, which produces 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the standard engine is the turbocharged 1.2L three-cylinder LIH, which produces 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque.
Check out the complete availability for the Trailering Provisions package in the following chart:
- 1. AWD models
- 2. FWD requires Ecotec Turbo 1.3L I-3 L3T engine. Standard on AWD.
- N/A – Not Available
- S – Standard
- A – Available
In order to tow, 2021 Trailblazer customers will need to install a hitch and hitch trim cover. Chevrolet offers three different hitch trim covers as accessories, including a cover for the Activ trim, a cover for the RS trim, and a cover for the LS and LT trims.
Installing a hitch on the 2021 Trailblazer requires removal and modification of the rear bumper, with a specific section of the bumper cut to accommodate the new gear.
Naturally, Chevrolet recommends taking the 2021 Trailblazer to a dealer for the job, but for those DIY’ers out there, every hitch and trim piece comes with instructions and a template for where the bumper should be cut.
What would you tow with the 2021 Trailblazer? Let us know in the comments, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Trailblazer news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.